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Re: Impact of the cross

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Submitted by Rick (Canada), Dec 20, 2005 at 00:43

I have to disagree with you Roslyn. Sitting in a room with a cross does not make you a Christian anymore than me sitting in a room with a crescent makes me a Moslem.

I was in Saudi Arabia during operation desert storm and even though Islam is anathema to me, I did respect their customs and religious laws as I considered that to be the religion of the majority in that country. You remind me of a Jewish friend I once had, who although born Jewish was an atheist and was against any religious symbols whether it was Christian or Jewish. If I was born in Israel I would certainly have no problem if there was a star of David or a menorah hanging in the Knesset, as Judaism is the majority religion of Israel and I would defintely not consider myself a second-class citizen as long as I was given the same rights as all citizens.
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